Privatised utilities caught by "direct effect" doctrine

The High Court has held that a privatised water company is an "emanation of the state" for the purposes of EC law. Although the case, involving South West Water, concerned employment law, the decision has significant implications in respect of obligations under EC environmental Directives, and in principle will apply to all water and sewerage undertakings, as well as privatised electricity utilities.

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